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Interesting discussion, under 7 mins.

Published on Jun 9, 2015

Are western Ukrainians to surrender the right to determine their economic policy and risk the loss of state-owned industries and assets in exchange for loans from the International Monetary Fund? In the first of three videos, Michael Hudson, Jeffrey Sommers, and James Carden explain why economic integration with the West won’t turn Ukraine into an economic success story.

Michael Hudson is a former balance-of-payments economist for Chase Manhattan Bank, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and an author of a major study of the IMF. Jeffrey Sommers is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a visiting lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. James Carden is a former Advisor to the State Department on Russia and a regular contributor to The Nation. Moderator Alexander Reed Kelly is an assistant editor at Truthdig.

This series was recorded in the Brooklyn office of Verso Books, and was produced by Endless Picnic.
Just watched it. The IMF puts Al Capone to shame.
Will Ukraine Join NATO?

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Published on Jun 9, 2015

Is the invitation for Ukraine to join Europe’s economic association a means to expand NATO’s jurisdiction? In the second of three videos, Michael Hudson, Jeffrey Sommers, and James Carden explain why Russia may not be able to tolerate a foreign military alliance along its western border.
The US Is Antagonizing Russia in Ukraine

Published on Jun 9, 2015

When the Euromaidan movement began in Ukraine, the US quickly jumped behind it. In this third video in a three-part series, Michael Hudson, Jeffrey Sommers, and James Carden explain that US policymakers have continued to support the Westernization of Ukraine through the present day. But in doing so is Washington antagonizing Russia?
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